Celebrating My First 100,000… …With KISS And “CHARISMA”

Is It My Fortune…

…Or My Fame…

…Is It My Money…

…Or My Name…

…Is It My Personality…

…Or Just My Sexuality…

…Yeeeah, Yeeeah…

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…What Is My…

…CHARISMA…

…What Is My….

…CHARISMA…

…Yeeeah…

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CHARISMAIs (odd as it may sound to loyal fans) My Favorite Track From The 1979 Hit AlbumDYNASTYBy KISS !!!

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…Is It My Body…

…Or My Brain…

…Do I Drive You Insane…

…HA…

…Is It The Power Of My Touch…

…Do You Need Me Too Much…

…Too Much…

…TOO MUCH…

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…What Is My…

…CHARISMA…

…What Is My…

…What Is My…

…What Is My…

…CHARISMA…

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KISS !!!

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Sooo…

…In Case You Didn’t Gather This From The Headline To This Bloggin’ing…

…I’m Now OFFICIALLY Part Of The…

100,000-HITS-CLUB

!!! !!! !!!

That’s Right, My Peeps…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…Is Now Among The Ranks Of The Established Greats!!!

WOOHOO!!!

I Told Y’all I Wouldn’t Be Doing Anymore Milestone Pieces Until AFTER…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…Had Officially Made It To 100,000 Hits.

Well…

…The 100,000TH Hit Came Yesterday Evening…

…And I’d Been Wracking My Brain All Night…

…Thinking Thinking Thinking…

…And…

…Tinkering Tinkering Tinkering…

…With All Sorts Of Ideas On How To Celebrate.

By The End Of The Night…

…Yeah…

…I Had Nothing.

Couldn’t Think At All, Anymore.

My Body Was Exhausted…

…But My Brain Was Nearly On Life-Support.

I Just Didn’t Know How I Wanted To Do This Thing.

Sooo…

…I Laid Down And Went To Bed…

…Thinking MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE A Fresh Start In The Morning Would Help Me Figure-Out Exactly What I Wanted To Do.

After I Awoke…

…I Popped-On Some Of My Favorite Tunage…

…And I Began To Think…

…And Think Think Think…

…And Eventually It Came To Me!

I Shouldn’t Do Anything Super Special At All!

I Should Do A Post As I Always Do…

…But Add The Fact I’m Now Batting A 100,000 For The Season.

And So, That’s What I’m Doing.

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CHARISMA

by KISS

…Just Felt Right.

It Felt Like The Perfect Song To Go Along With The Spirit Of What I Wanted To Say.

I Don’t Know If It’s My “CHARISMA” That Keeps People Coming Back…

…Or…

…Perhaps…

…They’re Just Curious To See What The Hell I’m Gonna Talk About Next.

For Those Of Y’all Who Have Been With Me Since The Beginning Of This Thing…

…Yeah…

…I’m Sure It’s Been An Oddly Fun’ish Adventure.

There’s No Real Rhyme Or Reason To My Madness…

…This Blog Is Just A Reflection Of The Conflict Within My Twisted Brain.

I Find Staying FOCUSED…

…In ALL Of Its Forms…

…Is Something I Can Rarely Do.

Today I’m Over Here…

…Tomorrow I’m Over There…

…The Next Day I’m On The Friggin’ Moon!

I Would Apologize For That…

…BUT…

…To ME…

…That’s Part Of The Reason Y’all DO Continue Coming Back.

So…

…Thank You, My Peeps.

Thank You For Sticking With This Little Roller-Coaster I¬†Affectionately Call…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…A True Love Of My Life…

…FO SHO.

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CHARISMA

…Is…

…Honestly AND Truly…

…My FAVE FAVE Track On Their 1979 Album…

DYNASTY

…Though It’s One Of Their Least Known Jams.

Purest Fans Of…

KISS

…Didn’t Care Much For This Album.

In Fact…

…This Is The Album Where The Term…

KISSCO

…Comes From.

Meaning…

…True Fans Of Classic KISS Music Felt The Band Had…

“Sold Out”

…Because The Album Really Does Have An Almost Disco Like Quality And Sound.

No Foolies, Kids.

I Know A Bundle Of KISS Fans Who Simply HATE HATE HATE This Entire Album.

But Then…

…You Have Fans Like Myself…

…Who…

…Honestly AND Sincerely…

…LOVE This Album.

.Period.

BUT…

…Even With Classic Tracks Like…

I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU

(generally considered "The Best" song on the album)

&

2,000 MAN

&

SURE KNOW SOMETHING

…My Favorite Has Always Been…

CHARISMA

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T’Is A Simple Jam, Yes…

…But It’s Still “MY FAVORITE”…

…And I Say That Very Easily.

It’s BOTH A Great Walkin’ Jam AND A Great Driving Jam.

So It’s One I Think Y’all Should Check-Out If You Ever Get The Chance.

It’s All About FUN, My Peeps.

FUN Is The Name Of The Game, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

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Anyway, My Peeps.

I Once Again Want To Say THANK YOU For Continuing To Check-Out…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…And I Sincerely CANNOT WAIT To Get Going On My Next 100,000!!!

As A Matter Of Fact…

…I’m Already Into The Next 100,000.

SO PLEASE…

…Please Please Please…

…Keep On Comin’ Back, Y’all!!!

I May Not Be “THE BEST” At All Of This…

…But I DO Have THE MOST FUN!!!

I Just Hope I Can Keep’er Chuggin’ Along.

And I Honestly Think I Will!!!

With All Of Your Help And Support…

I KNOW I WILL!!!

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“I Can’t… Wait A Day. I Don’t Care… What You Say. Oh Yeah… You Got To Pay… When You Hit Rock Bottom And You’re There To Stay. …” — KISS (“Rock Bottom” (1975))

“…Sometimes…

…Late At Night…

…I Want…

…To Hold You Tight.

Oh No…

…You Got To Pay…

…Girl, You Hit Rock Bottom And You’re There To Stay! …”

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“…ROCK BOTTOM… GIRL, YOU KNOW YOU OUGHTA TREAT ME GOOD. ROCK BOTTOM… OH, YOU NEVER TREAT ME LIKE YOU SHOULD. …”

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“…Hard Times…

…Got Me Down.

Good Times…

…Ain’t Around.

Now I…

…Got The Mind To Say…

…Girl, You Hit Rock Bottom And You’re There To Stay! …”

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EASILY And BY FAR…

“ROCK BOTTOM”

…Is My FAVE Of FAVES From The Band…

KISS

!!!

Sadly, I Know So Many People Who Only Know ONE Song By KISS.

And That Song, Of Course, Is…

“ROCK’N’ROLL ALL NITE”

Now, Don’t Get Me Wrong, My Peeps…

…I Have ALWAYS Enjoyed…

“ROCK’N’ROLL ALL NITE”

…Sure Sure.

But It Really IS NOT Their Best Work.

It’s Simply Their Most Popular Work.

So…

…Just To Give Y’all A Little Something Else To Think About…

…I’m Going To Hit Y’all With A “12-In-’12” List.

“My TOP 12 KISS Songs”

Perhaps Seeing The Names Of Them Will Spark Something Within’ You That Says…

“Hey, I Know That One!”

…Or…

“Hey, That One Sounds Cool!”

…Or Something Truly Neato Like That.

Are Ya Ready???

Then Let’s Do This!!!

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#12

“CHARISMA”

From The Album¬†“DYNASTY”¬†(1979)

-“Is It My Fortune, Or My Fame. Is It My Money, Or My Name. Is It My Personality, Or Just My Sexuality. Yeah, Yeah. What Is My Charisma. …”-

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#11

“SPIT”

From The Album¬†“REVENGE”¬†(1992)

-“I Got No Manners And I’m Not Too Clean,¬†But I Know What I Like, If You Know What I Mean.¬†What’ll People Say? Well Mister Can’t’Ya See?¬†It Don’t Mean Spit To Me. …”-

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#10

“SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”

From The¬†Album¬†“DESTROYER”¬† (1976)

-“…It Doesn’t Matter What You Do Or Say,¬†Just Forget The Things That You’ve Been Told.¬†We Can’t Do It Any Other Way.¬†Everybody’s Got To Rock And Roll, whoa, whoa ohhh…¬†Shout It, Shout It, Shout It Out Loud! …-

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#9

“SHOCK ME”

From The Album “LOVE GUN” (1977)

-“…Don’t Pull The Plug On Me. No, No.¬†Keep It In. And Keep Me High.¬†Shock Me… Make Me Feel Better.¬†Shock Me… Put On Your Black Leather…”-

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#8

“HARD LUCK WOMAN”

From The Album “ROCK AND ROLL OVER” (1976)

-“If Never I Met you,¬†I’d Never Have Seen You cry.¬†If Not For Our First “Hello”¬†We’d Never Have To Say “Goodbye”.¬†If Never I Held You,¬†My Feelings Would Never Show.¬†It’s Time I Start Walkin’,¬†But There’s So Much You’ll Never Know.¬†I Keep Telling You, Hard Luck Woman,¬†You Ain’t A Hard Luck Woman…”-

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#7

“FOREVER”

From The Album “HOT IN THE SHADE” (1989)

-“…I Lived So Long Believin’ All Love Is Blind,¬†But Everything About You Is Tellin’ Me This Time¬†It’s Forever. This Time I Know And There’s No Doubt In My Mind.¬†Forever. Until My Life Is Through, Girl I’ll Be Lovin’ You Forever…”-

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#6

“NOTHIN’ TO LOSE”

From The Album “KISS” (1974)

-“…So Now I’ve Got A Baby,¬†And We’ve Tried Every Way.¬†You Know She Wants To Do It,¬†And She Does Anyway-ay-ay.¬†But Baby, Please Don’t Refuse.¬†You Know You Got Nothin’ To Lose…¬†You Got Nothin’ To Lose…”-

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#5

“DOMINO”

From The Album “REVENGE” (1992)

-“…Never Had Confession. Never Had A Home.¬†Never Had No Worry, Until I Met Domino.¬†Ain’t The Virgin Mary. Love Her I Confess.¬†Got My Hesitations, ‘Cause She Kisses Like The Kiss Of Death…”-

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#4

“COLD GIN”

From The Album “KISS” (1974)

-“My Heater’s Broke And I’m So Tired.¬†I Need Some Fuel To Build A Fire.¬†The Girl Next Door, Her Lights Are Out, Yeah.¬†The Landlord’s Gone, I’m Down And Out.¬†Ooh, It’s Cold Gin Time Again.¬†You Know It’ll Always Win.¬†Cold Gin Time Again.¬†You Know It’s The Only Thing¬†That Keeps Us Together. …”

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#3

“I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU”

From The Album “DYNASTY” (1979)

-“…And Tonight, I Wanna Lay It At Your Feet. ‘Cause Gir I Was Made For You. And Girl You Were Made For Me.¬†I Was Made For Lovin’ You, Baby,¬†You Were Made For Lovin’ Me.¬†And I Can’t Get Enough Of You, Baby,¬†Can You Get Enough Of Me? …”-

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#2

“LICK IT UP”

From The Album “LICK IT UP” (1983)

-“Don’t Wanna Wait ‘Til You Know Me Better.¬†Let’s Just Be Glad For The Time Together.¬†Life’s Such A Treat And It’s Time You Taste It.¬†There Ain’t A Reason On Earth To Waste It.¬†It Ain’t A Crime To Be Good To Yourself. ¬†Lick It Up… Lick It Up… Oh Oh Oh…”-

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And, Of Course…

#1

“ROCK BOTTOM”

From The Album¬†“DRESSED TO KILL”¬†(1975)

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Now See, My Peeps, Wasn’t That FUN!?!?!

DAMN SKIPPY IT WAS!!!

I Hope It Helps.

And I Hope It Makes Ya Wanna Surf-About For Some New Tunes, Fo SHO!!!

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